Possibly 1989's Nightlife starring Maryam D'Abo, Keith Szarabajka and Ben Cross; she's a vampire who comes back to life in Mexico. Ben Cross is the vampire in love with her and Keith is the doctor she consults. You can watch it here.
I think this is “Monkey”
Although the original is Japanese, it has been shown in the UK and probably elsewhere with English dubbing.
Each episode is an instalment of the journey of a small band - the clique you describe. The fog you describe is a typical effect used.
Might this be 2020 Texas Gladiators (1983)...?
2020 Texas Gladiators (Italian: Texas 2000) is an Italian science fiction action film co-directed by Joe D'Amato and George Eastman.
After bitter wars and natural disasters, the earth is devastated, depopulated and chaotic; morality and law no longer exist. Marauding gangs terrorize the last ...
Could this be Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack (2012)...?
The friends Kaori, Erika and Aki are on a vacation to celebrate their upcoming graduation, when suddenly an infestation of mysterious walking fish forces them to reevaluate everything they care about in order to stay alive.
You may be conflating two movies. The well scene is from Abbott and Costello's film The Time of Their Lives.
But American troops on their way to arrest Tom overrun the estate, loot it and set it ablaze. Melody and Horatio are mistakenly shot as traitors, and their bodies are cast into a well. Their souls are condemned to remain bound to the estate until ...
I suspect you may be looking for the 1995 TV movie The Alien Within, also released as Unknown Origin
Crew of an undersea mining platform falls prey to mysterious and dangerous parasite. The parasite has the ability to affect people's minds, so survivors can't be certain who is safe and who is infected.
Alex Hyde-White plays Jedidiah Pickett.
I’m pretty sure this is the 1983 3-d “spaghetti” action film released by Cannon as Raiders of the Lost Ark knockoff: Treasure of the Four Crowns
It shares multiple scenes as described, including a stagecoach scene, the tomb, the treasure coffin and the swinging things.
The swinging traps played into the 3-d conceit.
This sounds like the 1998 film Phantoms based on the Dean Koontz novel of the same name.
In this case the monster not only kills and eats people it absorbs their thoughts and fears. The victims, not knowing what it is, think it is a demon or Satan. Thus, in addition to leaving all the items on the altar the titular monster in the movie after killing the ...
I think that Doom Kitten's answer is essentially correct, if perhaps too terse. The 2005 animated film, The Toy Warrior, involves Princess Sherbert (a character from Jinoo's favorite toyline, The Toy Warrior) meaning to recruit Jason, in Jinoo's class, who has impressive martial skills for his age, but Jinoo accidentally touches the stone, choosing to become ...
Sounds like Star Kid (1997).
Star Kid (originally titled The Warrior of Waverly Street) is a 1997 independent superhero film directed and written by Manny Coto and starring Joseph Mazzello, Richard Gilliland, and Corinne Bohrer.
Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith has a crush on a schoolmate named Michelle. His life changes one night when a ...
I have found the movie, finally!, but when I found it I realized that I had a mental cocoa in my head because some things and scenes that I vaguely remembered I associated with the genre of pure action with firearms and a death game. I have had to mix an infinity of things and details from older movies, such as the year of the movie, and certain similarities ...
The animated movie might be Ivanhoe(1986).
Captured hero? Check.
Meets an old woman who is in captivity for a long time? Check.
The old woman burns the castle during an assault, laughing maniacally? Check.
Rosebush secret passage? It happens at 44:30 minute mark.
See if this rings a bell.
Burning castle scene:
The description of the accident with the woodchipper reminded me of Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
It has a strong 'cabin in the woods' vibe as well as a serious of increasingly unlikely deaths.
Warning. NSFW Scenes.
At one point they encounter a sheriff and try to explain what happened.
Pygmalion et Galathée (1898)
This is a French short film directed by Georges Méliès (also responsible for A Trip to the Moon, thought to be the first science fiction film) that uses some ideas from the myth of Pygmalion.
In the original myth, the sculptor ...
"Earth: Final Conflict" was a science fiction series which ran over 5 series from 1997 to 2001. Based on concepts developed by Gene Roddenberry, it dealt with the arrival of an alien race, the Taelons, on Earth. Episode 19 of season 1, "Through the Looking Glass" seems to describe the situation in the question. From tvtropes:
New portal ...
Billy Comeau's 1985 Monster Hits: Who's Afraid of the Dark is likely the case, with the musical release it's based off of being Captain Billy and the Cataloon Crew, Monster Hits.
The "Dracula Rag" is there, as well as other monster songs, and the image shows the cat-shaped balloon, which is apparently named the "Kitcataloon" (mentioned ...
Very possibly Babylon 5 Thirdspace.
Made for TV movie, broadcast 1998, ancient evil returning to the galaxy, space station which functions as a sort UN in space with lots of alien races co-existing, it had 40 year old white male lead, in this case Bruce Boxleitner. You can read a full synopsis here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_5:_Thirdspace
My first thought reading through your description was about the movie The Thing (2011), where the characters are "isolated" at an Antartic base. Some characters eventually begin to kill each other due to reasons within the film. For more info I suggest looking at the plot in Wikipedia.
Or maybe it might be the other movie The Thing (1982). There ...
5150 Elm's Way (2009)?
The whole "kidnapped, forced to win chess to earn his freedom" thing matches nicely, but I cannot confirm the final game is visited by ghosts. In fact the movie does not appear to be sci-fi horror, just mundane horror (but per meta, an on-topic question with an off-topic answer is valid).
Elm's Way is a calm ...
It turns out I was conflating two different films. The first of these is "Habitable Island"
The main character, Maxim, crash-lands on the planet of Saraksh and is taken in by a couple of the locals. From them, he learns that the nation in which he is in is ruled by a group of anonymous leaders known as the Unknown Fathers. He falls in love with ...
Although some of the details don't line up, the ending loosely matches up with the 1989 sci-fi movie Millennium starring Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd.
Cheryl's character Louise Baltimore is one of a team of agents from Earth's future. In her native time, Earth has suffered an environmental disaster in which human life is ending; the remedy involves a ...